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Old 07-23-2001, 03:26 PM   #1
pistguy
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Smile Mandrake 8.0 download and CD burning


I'm trying to download Mandrake 8.0 on to the hard drive of a computer running Win 2000 and want to burn it on CD, so that I can load linux on to a different computer.

The downloads are a lot bigger than what a CD can hold. The RPMS alone takes upto 1.4GB while a CD can hold upto 700MB.
So can anyone tell me how to distribute the files between 2-3 CDs, so that I can install the whole operating system without problems. What are the essential files that need to be available inorder to install linux correctly??

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-23-2001, 03:32 PM   #2
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the easiest way to do this is to download the iso images to create the different cd's.

www.linuxiso.org is where you can get these.
 
Old 07-23-2001, 04:35 PM   #3
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Cool Thanks

Thanks for answering my question. I always wondered what those iso stuff was. Now I get it. It is used for burning it on CDs.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 07-23-2001, 04:44 PM   #4
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FYI: Just to give you a heads up, make sure when burning the ISO image... when burning from the hard drive, make sure your specifying that it is a iso image, or its not gonna burn right, then you waste a CDR. Depending on what your using to burn within windows, there should be an option or selection to set that up to burn properly.
 
  


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